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Interview with Michael Rochlitz and Gabor Steingart

"20 years Putin: Why China trumps Russia" is the title of the interview in which Gabor Steingart asks Bremen economist Michael Rochlitz questions about the economic conflict between Russia and China.

Michael Rochlitz recently published a book together with Alexander Libman from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich in which the two scientists compare the economic development processes and the reform efforts of Russia and China. The book deals primarily with the question of how the two authoritarian countries create incentive structures for economic growth in their peripheral regions.

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Michael Rochlitz was appointed to the University of Bremen in April 2019 and is a renowned expert in the fields of post-socialism research, development economics, and institutional change. His international academic career led him to the Higher School of Economics in Moscow for several years as a junior professor. 

Gabor Steingart is a journalist, author, and editor of the "Morning Briefing". From 2010 to 2018, he was first editor-in-chief and then editor of the Handelsblatt.

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